Honda Motor Southern Africa was established in December 2000 as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Honda Motor Company. The company is not affiliated with any other motor assembler or distributor in South Africa and operates its own service, sales and back-up facilities.
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Honda believes in offering their customers personal service that meets their needs wherever they be. As a global company they remain close to the consumer, offering products and services tailored to their geographic and regional requirements.
With over 120 manufacturing facilities in 29 countries outside Japan and being the world's largest engine manufacturer, Honda does business with over 20 million customers every year.
Honda Motor Company, Ltd. is a multinational automobile and motorcycles manufacturer based in Japan - the seventh largest car and LCV manufacturer in the world (OICA, 2009).
The company was established after WW 2 in 1948 by Soichiro Honda who established the Honda Technical Research Institute and developed a small two-cycle engines for bikes.
Raising money from thousands of bicycle shop owners in Japan to engineer his first motorcycle, the Honda Cub, thus establishing Honda as a primarily motorcycles manufacturer to become the world's largest producer of motorcycles.
The company entered the car manufacturing market in 1963 and the flagship models of Honda - Accord and Civic were released in 1972 and 1976 respectively.
Honda has evolved to become the sixth largest manufacturer of automobiles in the world, the fourth largest in the USA and the second largest in Japan.
Honda models currently for sale in South Africa: Brio, Jazz, Civic, Insight, and CR-Z, CR-V.